Saving ground the entire trip, Bizzy Caroline gamely pushed her way up the rail from mid-pack to gain second to favored Marketing Mix in the $200,550 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2) for three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on November 12.
The race marked the second consecutive determined finishing performance for Bizzy Caroline in a graded stakes on turf following a rallying runner-up effort in the Valley View Stakes (G3) at Keeneland on October 21 over the same 1 1/16-mile distance.
“She’s very honest—she gave me what she had,” praised jockey Manoel Cruz after the Mrs. Revere.
“She ran really well,” added trainer Ken McPeek, who saddled the Runnymede-bred daughter of Afleet Alex out of our Saint Ballado mare Sacre Coeur with a contingent from the farm present.
Bizzy Caroline finished 1 ½ lengths behind Marketing Mix, who was coming off a second-place finish in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. She crossed the finish line a nose in front of third-placed Hungry Island, winner of the Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga this summer.
Racing for Runnymede Chairman Catesby W. Clay, Bizzy Caroline increased her career bankroll by $37,703 to $221,200 with her record now standing at three wins and three placings in ten starts. Bizzy Caroline won three consecutive races this spring, including the Regret Stakes (G3) at Churchill, before missing by just a half-length in the American Oaks (G1) at Hollywood Park.
McPeek said plans call for the filly to join his stable in Florida for the winter, but she may not race again until next spring.
“In California, she didn’t seem to go for the Bermuda grass, so I’m not sure we’ll run her in Florida,” he said. “We like to win at Keeneland and Churchill.”